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Cleantech Networking Breakfast & Briefing

May 2, 2014, 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM PDT

Join us for a free breakfast and networking session. Find out how you can get involved.

Join us at PARC for breakfast  and networking with local cleantech entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and the Cleantech Open headquarters team here in Palo Alto.


The morning will include a networking breakfast, a brief overview of the Cleantech Open, presentations from some of our partners, and opportunities to participate.


As an added bonus, during the morning we will also be filming short introductory sessions for the new Cleantech Open curriculum. You may end up being included in a video series that will be viewed by future cleantech entrepreneurs participating in the Cleantech Open Accelerator.


Cleantech is growing faster than ever. Join us if you'd like to or is interested in participating in the Cleantech Open as an entrepreneur, volunteer, mentor or partner. Find out why and how you can get involved.


  • Network with the Cleantech Open HQ team and local entrepreneurs, investors and financiers as they discuss how to rasie money in such a difficult market.
  • Participate in filming a short session of the new Cleantech Open curriculum series.


PARC, a Xerox company

George E. Pake Auditorium

3333 Coyote Hill Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94304



Networking & Breakfast 8:00am – 8:45am

Accelerator Overview 8:45am – 9:00am 

Special Guest Speakers 9:00am – 9:35am

Alumnus Presentations 9:35am – 9:45am

Investor Panel 9:45 – 10:30am

Closing Comments 10:30am – 10:45am

Networking 10:45am


Dr. Sandy Merkel DeJames, Head of Business Relations and Development, Novozymes
Rob McHenry, Palo Alto Research Center
Olivier Jerphagnon, Founder & CEO, Pow Wow Energy (2013 Cleantech Open Grand Prize winner)

Investor Panel: “How to Raise Funding in a Bumpy Market”
Moderator: Marc Gottschalk, Partner, Sidley Austin
Larry Kelly, Co-chair, Energy/Cleantech Special Interest Group, Band of Angels
Alison Wellsfry, Chair, Clean Technology Committee Keiretsu Forum/Berkeley Angel Network
Dr. Pulakesh Mukherjee, Principal, BASF Ventures
Ed Lambert, Sr. Vice President, Bridge Bank


Registration Fees

Type Early Early* Early* Regular Door
General Free Free Free Free
*Early registration prices available only until May 2, 2014, 7:00 AM.
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
Online registration is now closed, but please join us as a walk-in.